Oregon Wine Press Top Value Picks October 2014

We were excited to see out 2013 Pinot Blanc was selected as a top Value Pick for Oregon Wine Press! This wine keeps bringing in the great reviews for us. Make sure to stop by the tasting room to sample. It won’t be around for long! “Clean, pure fruit defines this crisp dry wine exuding […]

So many Apps!

This summer we have seen more and more guests using mobile apps as part of their tasting experience. Some are using them to post reviews of the wines, or to read the reviews of other users.  Others use them to take notes and record the wines that they have tasted in the course of the […]

Monarch Butterflies at Winter’s Hill

This is our first sighting of a monarch at Winter’s Hill in June of 2014. We were excited to find both caterpillars and a chrysalis on July 13!! The caterpillar is feeding on milkweed which we planted 5 years ago. It is the only plant on which monarch caterpillars feed. The chrysalis was hanging on […]

Pinot Blanc Celebration

Note: Unfortunately we will not be able to offer tractor rides down to the vineyard this weekend, because the 2014 Harvest is beginning Friday. The winery will be in full harvest mode so there will be lots of action to witness this weekend. Join us the 2nd weekend of September to help us celebrate our […]

Reviews from the PinotFile

The PinotFile is written and published by Rusty Gaffney, aka The Prince of Pinot.   The 26 issues a year include reviews of more than 1500 wines each year, as well as longer articles about Pinot Noir producers and events in wine-country. 91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Watershed  “Moderately light reddish purple color […]

Traffic Alert! Alternate Routes to Winter’s Hill Estate

Construction work is planned this summer on Hwy 99W between Newberg and the Hwy 18 junction near Dayton.  Most of the work is scheduled to take place during the night, but some daytime work is scheduled, including this Saturday, July 12.  The road will remain open, but it will be limited to one lane in […]

Time for a trim

The vines grow fast in early summer, with leaves and tendrils reaching for the sky.  If the vines grow too far above the top wire of the trellis, they droop down and can shade the developing fruit below.   We take a little off the top and the sides to keep the vines pointed up, […]

Scallops, all day long!

Taste through the newest releases from Winter’s Hill with Shall We Wine from Chicago. Host Regine Rousseau was joined by her guests; Michael Cannon, GM of 710 in Hyde Park, Lauren Rivera, of Northwestern University, and Josh Parkinson, owner of Blind Taney, our Illinois Distributor. Together they tasted the Pinot Blanc, Dry Rosé of Pinot […]

Memorial Weekend Tasting Flight

We hope you will join us this Memorial Weekend! We have Beautiful Pig here all weekend sampling their delicious locally created charcuterie.  Then on Sunday Full Circle Creamery will be here as well sampling their delicious locally made cheeses. It’s a full weekend of wine and food!   Our tasting flight for the weekend: 2012 […]